A list of anti-gun candidates running in Texas

October 11, 2022

They could be anywhere…

State House, Senate, candidates for Governor, even your neighbor could be an anti-gun communist.

Okay, so we don’t know about your neighbor, but we do have a list of gun-grabbing candidates that YOU should carefully vet before pulling the lever in November.

Anti-gun New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is nosing around in our elections again.

This time, he’s utilizing the Karens at Moms Against Guns to hand-pick candidates willing to promote his tyrannical agenda.

Fortunately, these candidates have made no qualms about their opposition to the Second Amendment and have made their draconian views public.

In order to get the “Gun Sense Candidate” Award from these Leftist shills, one must vow their allegiance to a radical ideology targeting law-abiding gun owners.

Among these tenets of radicalism are so-called “assault weapons” bans.

These bans would outlaw hundreds of types of firearms based solely on cosmetic features; turning law-abiding gun owners into felons overnight.

“Gun Sense Candidates” must also pledge to fight for draconian “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws that put both law enforcement and law-abiding gun owners at risk.

“Red Flag” laws allow government authorities to enter the homes of law-abiding gun owners and seize their firearms, solely based on any accusation questioning your mental stability.

Without any crime being committed.

Without any due process.

And it’s all up to you to front the legal costs to get your guns back.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, Bloomberg backed candidates must also pledge to push for a de facto gun registration scheme under the guise of “Universal Background Checks.”

Universal Gun Registration would require every single gun sale to be approved by the government, giving the government a record of every firearm you own.

After all, the only way to enforce this system would be to register every single firearm to ensure it had been through the government-mandated red tape.

And we all know that gun registration is just the prior step to gun confiscation.

Should these MDA backed candidates gain a foothold in our state legislature, it could spell disaster for Texas gun owners.

If any of your candidates show up on this list, I’m urging you to call them and demand they renounce their tyrannical ideology and start supporting the Second Amendment.

Here’s the list of candidates being backed by Moms Against Guns:

Governor

Beto ORourke

State House
 

HD 6 Cody Grace

HD 15 Kristin Johnson

HD 17 Madeline Eden

HD 20 Raul Camacho

HD 23 Keith Henry

HD 24 Michael Creedon

HD 26 Daniel Lee

HD 27 Ron Reynolds

HD 31 Martha Gutierrez

HD 33 Graeson Lynskey

HD 45 Erin Zwiener

HD 46 Sheryl Cole

HD 47 Vikki Goodwin

HD 50 James Talarico

HD 51 Maria Flores

HD 53 Joe Herrera

HD 54 Jonathan Hildner

HD 61 Sheena King

HD 63 H. Denise Wooten

HD 65 Brittney Verdell

HD 66 Jesse Ringness

HD 67 Kevin Morris

HD 70 Mihaela Plesa

HD 71 Linda Goolsbee

HD 73 Justin Calhoun

HD 74 Eddie Morales

HD 76 Suleman Lalani

HD 85 Larry Baggett

HD 92 Salman Bhojani

HD 94 Dennis Sherrard

HD 98 Shannon Elkins

HD 101 Chris turner

HD 102 Ana-Maria Ramos

HD 103 Rafael Anchia

HD 104 Jessica Gonzalez

HD 105 Thresa Meza

HD 107 Victoria Neave

HD 108 Elizabeth Ginsberg

HD 112 Elva Curl

HD 114 John Bryant

HD 115 Julie Johnson

HD 116 Trey Martinez Fischer

HD 118 Frank Ramirez

HD 121 Becca Defelice

HD 122 Angi Aramburu

HD 124 Josey Garcia

HD 134 Ann Johnson

HD 135 Jon Rosenthal

HD 136 John Bucy

HD 137 Gene Wu

HD 138 Stephanie Morales

HD 139 Jarvis Johnson

HD 148 Penny Shaw

HD 150 Ginny Brown Daniel


State Senate
 

SD 4 Misty Bishop

SD 9 Gwenn Burud

SD 12 Francine Ly

SD 14 Sarah Eckhardt

SD 16 Nathan Johnson

SD 17 Titus Benton

SD 29 Cesar Blanco

 


If one of your candidates is on this list, it’s imperative you help us EXPOSE their anti-gun agenda.

You can do so by emailing this article to your friends and family to notify them of the dangers lurking on their ballots.

You can also help us mobilize even more gun owners across the state by chipping in $30 or $15.

Even a $10 recurring donation goes a long way to helping us stay in the fight for your gun rights.

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance and I hope you join me in that crusade.

I’m counting on you, Chris.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights



The good, the bad & the ugly

October 7, 2022

With all eyes on Texas for the November midterm election, I’ll cut straight to the point.

THE GOOD

Through your hard work — identifying pro-gun candidates in the primaries and EXPOSING gun ban politicians — we’re making gun rights a TOP issue in November.

THE BAD

We’re just 32 days away from Election Day (November 8th.)

Sadly, the abortion issue is STILL making many folks gloss over the anti-gun, defund the police stance of many gun ban politicians.

Worse, our war chest is getting low and Beto is gaining ground in the polls after promising to pass a semi-auto ban, a “red flag” gun confiscation law, and to repeal Constitutional Carry!

Win or lose, we MUST be prepared to spend BIG when the Legislature reconvenes in Austin — just two short months after the election is over – to ensure ONLY a pro-gun agenda is considered in Austin!

I’ll be frank — our resources are getting dangerously low if we want to continue bringing the fight to the anti-gun left!

THE UGLY

Gun ban politicians like Beto have a virtually UNLIMITED war chest being filled from coastal elites in California and New York.

Their goal: flip Texas “blue” and turn us into another failed gun control haven just like California.

Unbelievable!

That’s why I need your help!

Please activate your Texas Gun Rights membership for 2023 RIGHT AWAY!
 The message from the Left is clear: “I know better than you, now hand over your guns!”

That is why it is so important that we can count on Texans like you to give us the resources needed to fight back against these would-be tyrants and their anti-gun backers!

With your help, Texas Gun Rights will continue exposing ALL anti-gun politicians who dare negotiate your rights away — no matter their party affiliation!

Your support will make all the difference in the fight against the gun control machine in Texas.

— Murphy M.

They’re caving to the mob!

October 4, 2022

Beto O’Rourke’s campaign for Governor is boosting the campaigns of anti-gun Leftists down ballot.

Even worse, Republicans are caving on guns out of fear of another “Beto-wave” in November.

Governor Abbott is allowing DPS to appeal a Federal Court decision allowing young adults to Constitutional Carry — and Attorney General Paxton is choosing to take on the fight for DPS!

Unbelievable!

Once Republicans start caving — and becoming afraid of their own shadows — who knows what other threats may be lurking around the corner.

The last time Republicans in Texas caved to the gun control lobby they tried pushing “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation and Universal Gun Registration.

Thankfully, Texas Gun Rights members and supporters were able to STOMP OUT those threats in 2018 and 2019.

But we cannot sit idly by and ignore these looming threats.

That’s why I’m counting on you to renew your Texas Gun Rights membership right away.

Your support is absolutely critical.

The future of our state is at risk if radical gun control groups and spineless establishment shills get a free ride to power. We can’t let that happen.

Without our members, we never could have stopped the onslaught of gun control bills filed in 2021, and we definitely would not have made Texas a Constitutional Carry state!

You helped accomplish these HUGE victories. But we cannot rest. I need your continued support to hold politicians accountable this election season, Chris.

Please show your commitment to the Second Amendment in Texas by renewing your TXGR membership today>>

Houston Mayor demanding repeal of Constitutional Carry!

September 15, 2022

The November election is less than two months away and left-wing extremists are going all-out to make sure their gun control agenda stays at the forefront of debate.

Just last week, former Democrat State Representative and current Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, blamed pro-gun Texans as the cause for dramatic rises in violent crime — and has demanded more gun control to combat it!

Mayor Turner even had the audacity to blame Constitutional Carry as the reason for a spike in gun crime in 2021 — and is now calling to repeal it!


Help TXGR Defend Constitutional Carry by chipping in $10/mo!

Like clockwork, the anti-gun media is parroting Mayor Turner’s talking points by blaming Constitutional Carry for a spike in crime that began MONTHS before Constitutional Carry was even enacted on September 1 (the latter part of the year!)


What Mayor Turner fails to remember is the year and a half of government overreach and lockdowns that caused unprecedented financial burden and mental health struggles for the most vulnerable members of our society.

That is why we’ve seen spikes in crime in major cities across the country — regardless if they are Constitutional Carry states or not.

And that is why Houston’s spike started in 2020 — not in 2021 like Mayor Turner claims — which also mirrors the timeline of homicide increases in major cities across the U.S.

Mayor Turner and other anti-gun leftists are also refusing to recognize the MAJOR shortages of police officers in Houston (and cities across the country) thanks to anti-police sentiment and pushes to “defund the police” by left-wing extremists over the past two years.

Imagine that.

Of course, these same anti-gun leftists continue turning a blind eye to the “mostly peaceful protests” of two years ago, where BLM and Antifa rioted in the streets and burned police stations and businesses to the ground. How pathetic!

But we must not let pesky facts get in the wa…

Sadly, the repeal of Constitutional Carry isn’t the only policy our lawmakers are being pressured to pass in Austin.

Draconian gun control in the form of and “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws, Universal Gun Registration, under the guise of “expanded background checks,” bans on building homemade firearms (now being called “ghost guns”), and increasing the age of gun purchases are all on the board for Mayor Turner and top-of-the ballot Democrats like Robert Francis O’Rourke and even Sleepy Joe Biden.

That is why we MUST continue exposing politicians running for office who refuse to protect and defend the Second Amendment BEFORE the November election. And that is why we must continue going on the offensive with pro-gun reforms like a Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), which would empower sheriffs to lock-up Federal agents who dare to enforce unconstitutional gun control on law-abiding Texas gun owners.

So please consider becoming a monthly donor with Texas Gun Rights for $10, $20, or even $30 per month TODAY!

Your generosity will give us the resources needed to continue responding to threats against our Second Amendment rights at a moment’s notice.

But if a monthly commitment is not in the cards for you right now, please consider your most generous one-time contribution to Texas Gun Rights today!

Thank you for all you’re able to do!

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights



Freedom restored for some gun owners!

August 26, 2022

Have you heard?

Some Texas gun owners just scored a MAJOR victory after the law banning Constitutional Carry for 18-20 year olds was struck down in a Fort Worth Federal Court.

That means law-abiding gun owners between the ages of 18 and 20 will no longer have to beg for government permission to carry their legally possessed firearms!

“The issue is whether prohibiting law-abiding 18-to-20-year-olds from carrying a handgun in public for self-defense is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation,” wrote Judge Mark Pittman in his Opinion.

“Based on the Second Amendment’s text, as informed by Founding-Era history and tradition, the Court concludes that the Second Amendment protects against this prohibition. Texas’s statutory scheme must therefore be enjoined to the extent that law-abiding 18-to-20-year-olds are prohibited from applying for a license to carry a handgun.”

Texas Gun Rights led the charge for Constitutional Carry in Texas over the past decade before it was finally passed into law in 2021.


A Texas Gun Rights-backed amendment, offered by Representative Jeff Cason last year, would’ve strengthened the Constitutional Carry bill to allow law-abiding 18 to 20-year-olds to carry, but it was overwhelmingly voted down by RINOs and anti-gun Democrats alike in a 12-121 vote.

I can’t say I’m surprised WE were on the right side of Constitutional Law and the politicians were not…

Constitutional Carry is a simple concept: if you can legally possess a firearm under federal law, you should be able to legally carry it to protect yourself and your loved ones WITHOUT a government permission slip.

That means we still have a few more things to clean up with the Texas Constitutional Carry law that lawmakers left unaddressed after voting against TXGR-backed amendments last year.

Constitutional Carry is STILL not allowed on lands managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), which covers a few dozen parks and lakes throughout central Texas.

Law-abiding adults are also still prohibited from Constitutionally Carrying on college campuses and must DISARM and dangerously leave their firearm unattended in their vehicle.

These ridiculous exclusions from the Texas Constitutional Carry law only create a confusing patchwork of laws that will cause otherwise law-abiding Texans to run afoul of the law by accidentally carrying in places where prohibited.

Licenses should NOT grant special privileges, so if you’re able to carry in an area with a license, you should be able to Constitutional Carry there as well.

And as Judge Pittman pointed out in his ruling, we cannot have certain gun owners treated as second class citizens… and as the Second Amendment clearly states: the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!

That’s why I hope you’ll help Texas Gun Rights continue fighting to defend and RESTORE the Second Amendment with a generous contribution TODAY!

Of course, the Biden-led Democrats are still promising to chip away at the Second Amendment.

Dementia Joe JUST doubled down on his commitment to ban so-called “assault weapons” if Democrats retain control in November .

If you recall from our earlier communications, Pelosi’s House already passed a sweeping “assault weapons” ban (H.R. 1808) that would ban hundreds of commonly owned rifles, shotguns AND handguns.

Here in Texas, Robert Francis O’Rourke has doubled down on his demand for an “assault weapons” ban and even dangerous “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws without due process.

That’s why it is critically important gun owners do not back down over the next few months as our Second Amendment rights are literally on the chopping block. Your support is needed more now than ever.

So please give whatever you can generously afford and stay tuned for future updates.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights

Your membership is more important now than ever!

August 8, 2022

Imagine it is the middle of the night and you wake up to your dog barking.

As you blink the sleep out of your eyes and reach for your gun, you hear your front door being split from its hinges.

The booming yells of men and terrified screams of your startled children erupt throughout your home. A gun shot rings out.

By the time you know what is going on, your dog is dead and you sit powerless watching police carry your firearms out of your home to their squad car.

This is the nightmare reality of “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation, the policy that the federal government is pushing on state governments to enact… with your tax dollars as bribery money.

Politicians in all levels of government are taking hacksaws to the Second Amendment.  I need your support if we are going to stop them.

With 2022 memberships expiring, we need pro-gun patriots from across Texas to renew their TXGR membership for $30 today

Texas Gun Rights memberships run from summer through summer of each year, and they are the life-blood of our organization, giving us the resources we need to monitor gun legislation in Austin (and D.C.) — and enable us to respond to any threats at a moments notice!

Sadly, our senior U.S. Senator (John Cornyn) recently took the lead in pushing a gun control deal with Democrats, garnering praise from Democrats like Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer.

Cornyn’s dirty deal is the biggest attack on gun rights in decades, expanding national gun registration, putting excessive restrictions on military-aged adults to purchase firearms, and more.

This is not hyperbole either, even Democrat Senator Chris Murphy (Cornyn’s co-author) praised their bill as being the most significant gun control to pass in decades!

Worse, with the recent passage of the Cornyn Gun Control Package, federal tax dollars are be using to bribe state legislators into adopting dangerous “Red Flag” in state legislatures across the country.

Here in Texas, anti-gun representatives are already pressuring Governor Abbott to call a special session to pass “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation and even Universal Gun Registration.

We cannot allow that to happen.

To fight these threats, Texas Gun Rights is bolstering our actions on all fronts.

Our mail, phone, online, and on-the-ground program must be expanded earlier than usual to defend against the waves of attacks by the Gun Control Lobby.

More laws restricting your gun rights could be passed at any moment — and repealing Constitutional Carry is the prize they’re really after.

Thankfully, a Supreme Court ruling upholding the right to carry was decided recently striking down New York’s “may-issue” law and strengthening the right to carry nationwide.

But as you can imagine, Democrats are furious and dead set on asserting their dominance over gun owning Americans… starting with Texans.

There’s no denying it. Gun owners are in a tough spot right now.

But with members like you, Texas Gun Rights has beat back threats like this before.

In 2019, Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick were launching a gun control roadshow until patriot Texans, mobilized by Texas Gun Rights, created a tidal wave of petitions and phone calls, bringing the gun control roadshow to a halt.

This “Gun Control Roadshow” was pushing “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in special hearings. Be ready to see this type of talk again now that federal funds are incentivizing politicians to pass these laws at the state level.

That is why it is so important that I have your support.

Texas Gun Rights will be fighting for a BAN on “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws in the Lone Star State.

Additionally, TXGR is pushing to add teeth to Texas’s so-called “Second Amendment Sanctuary” law to empower Texas sheriffs to lock up Joe Biden’s goons if they try to enforce unconstitutional gun control in Texas.

To secure this legislation, the pro-gun grassroots must show up in huge numbers. And I need your help to mobilize these forces.

Remember, Constitutional Carry was laughed at when the fight began in Texas a decade ago.

The establishment said that it was impossible until patriots like you pushed the issue and refused to give up.

The fight for Constitutional Carry was uphill and our enemies were extremely well-funded by the Democrat extremists and RINO elites.

The current fight to forever banish tyrannical gun control like “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation from the Lone Star State is just like that.

And that is why I know that we can win — but only with your support.

Your membership is vitally important to the fight for gun rights in Texas.

For the past ten years, Texas Gun Rights has mobilized gun owners in Texas to defeat many gun control pushes and expand protections of the Second Amendment by making Texas the twenty-first Constitutional Carry state.

Can I count on you to go above and beyond by committing to a life membership with a one-time $500 donation?

I know I am asking for a lot, but I hope you see just how important your support is to helping me defend your gun rights.

If that isn’t possible, please renew your Texas Gun Rights membership for at least $30.

Whatever you choose, please know that your support today would mean the world to me.

The fight before us right now could be our most difficult endeavor yet.

But if I can count on your membership and continued support of TXGR, I know that the Gun Control Lobby can be beaten back and defeated.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights

TXGR Red Flag Gun Confiscation

Texas officials offered bribes with your tax dollars!

July 25, 2022

Fellow Patriot,

“Red Flag” Gun Confiscation orders have never been a bigger threat than they are right now.

As you read this, your government officials are being offered legal bribes to infringe on your right to bear arms and your right to be considered innocent until proven guilty.

In 2019, the threat of “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation reared its ugly head when Governor Abbott and Dan Patrick pushed for special hearings on “Red Flag” in their “Gun Control Roadshow”.

After the immense pressure campaign including thousands of petitions, phone calls, and emails by Texas Gun Rights members like you, their “Gun Control Roadshow” was forced to a halt in early 2020.

But now two years later, the “Red Flag” threat is back… this time with bribes from the federal government.

Included in the sweeping gun control law passed by Texas traitor Senator John Cornyn was millions of taxpayer dollars to “incentivize” states without “Red Flag” laws to pass them and for police departments to look for new ways to remove more guns from private citizens.

We must do more than simply fight a defensive battle, forever trying to keep corrupt Texas officials from taking the bribe. We must go on the offensive and outright BAN “Red Flag” orders from Texas.

Here’s the sneaky problem you run into by only fighting a defensive battle against “Red Flag.” Even without the legislature passing a “Red Flag” law, liberal police departments in cities like Austin and Dallas — or even more rural areas — can implement gun confiscation without adequate due process and get their hands on the federal money pile.

This tactic is just “Red Flag” under another name.

Texas must not let the feds infiltrate police departments with this bribery money to harass and harm gun owners. But if we don’t take a stand NOW that is exactly what will happen.

So please, sign your petition now to your lawmakers telling them to BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in Texas!

“Red Flag” laws are anti-Constitution and they are deadly.

Without ever being convicted or even accused of a crime, you can be forced to hand over all of your firearms to police who show up at your house. All that it takes is for someone to call in a complaint or concern that you might become dangerous.

With “Red Flag” orders, the same people who requested the FBI investigate parents as domestic terrorists for complaining about pornography in schools have the power to target you. All it takes is a phone call.

After your guns are taken, you must prove your innocence to a judge who will determine whether or not you deserve your Second Amendment rights.

Of course, that is assuming you make it that far.

Just look at Maryland, a “Red Flag” state, where in 2018 a man, who had not committed any crime, was shot and killed at his home by police sent on a “Red Flag” order.

And as many sheriffs across the country have pointed out, sending law enforcement to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens on “Red Flag” orders needlessly puts police in danger as well.

Imagine, you are woken up by the sound of your front door being ripped from its hinges. Your dog is barking and your children are screaming from their bedroom. If you are like me, the first thing you do is grab your gun.

But instead of robbers or rioters, it is the police here to confiscate your guns because, after a heated Facebook argument, your liberal cousin called in a “Red Flag” report on you.

In this confusing and frantic situation, everyone will be lucky to make it out alive and uninjured.

The cost to life and liberty is too great to allow “Red Flag” orders to ever be implemented in Texas.

For the sake of your right to defend your family, please sign your petition to your lawmakers right away. Tell them “Ban ‘Red Flag’ in Texas!”

Besides the great threat “Red Flag” orders present to law-abiding gun owners, it is also clear that they do not prevent violent crime.

On July 4th of this year, in a suburban neighborhood of Chicago, a lunatic with a long history of mentally unstable and violent behavior fired on a parade, murdering six people and injuring dozens more. Illinois is, of course, a “Red Flag” state with nearly every gun control law the Left can think up, but they did nothing to stop this tragedy.

That is just a slice of the massive amount of murder that occurs in cities dominated by gun control, so much so that safety is more of the exception than the rule for the people living there.

“Red Flag” laws only benefit tyrants in the form of government officials and busybody neighbors alike.

I need your help to stop this threat to your gun freedom.

Your efforts pushed Constitutional Carry into law last legislative session, and I know that together we can secure another victory for gun rights in Texas.

So please, after signing your petition, dig deep and give what you are able to fund Texas Gun Rights’ program to BAN “Red Flag” in our state.

Even if you are stretched thin right now, as many are in Biden’s horrible economy, please know that anything you can give helps to inform and mobilize more Texans in the fight against “Red Flag.”

We must pay for a powerful mail, phone, social media, and on the ground program if we are going to force politicians to listen to gun owners like you.

I cannot do this without you, but with your help, I am confident that “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation can be snuffed out in Texas no matter how much bribe money the feds dangle in front of legislators’ noses.

We don’t have the cash to compete with the Gun Control Lobby, but if I have you fighting alongside me, we will have the grassroots pressure to defeat the freedom-hating commies lurking at the door.

For the future of gun owners in Texas, we must fight with everything we have. I am honored to fight alongside you.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights


Moms Demand Blood Money

July 20, 2022

Just days ago, a psychopath with a firearm walked into Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana intending to inflict harm on as many people as possible.

But as soon as his rampage began, a law-abiding 22-year-old — carrying without a license thanks to Indiana’s new Constitutional Carry law — drew his weapon and killed the assailant.

The police and community are lauding him as a hero, but gun grabbers?

They are demonizing him as a criminal.

His crime? Standing in the way of their political agenda.

When an armed hero saves lives, he deserves the praise given to him by the police and the community.

It’s those actions that protect everyday people from the lawless actions of violent men.

Yet the gun grabbers who claim that law-abiding citizens never stop criminals would rather denigrate this hero than celebrate the lives that have been saved.

In their anti-gun worldview, the ends justify the means, and more bloodshed means more photo shoots, more fundraising, and more political clout.

Just last week, Nancy Pelosi told the nation, “As we go down this path, it is our responsibility to keep gun violence front-and-center in the media.”

It is our responsibility to ensure law-abiding gun owners are able to defend themselves against the evils of the world.

Nobody should be left defenseless against an armed thug, and your Texas Gun Rights is committed to ensuring that never happens in the Lone Star State.

We all know this is not the first or last time an armed person will be called on to protect the lives of others.

And it is all too clear that dangerous criminals threaten Texans as well.

That is why you and I must stand and fight against the gun control narrative invading Texas. If we don’t, our own Constitutional Carry law will be the first thing on the chopping block.

Put your foot down and tell gun grabbers in Austin that enough is enough by signing your “No Gun Control” petition right NOW.

And after you are done signing, consider chipping in a few dollars to keep the fight up in Texas.

For Freedom

Bethany Young
Legislative Director
Texas Gun Rights

“Assault Weapons” H.R. 1808 Ban targets rifles, shotguns and handguns

July 15, 2021

Press Release copied from US House of Represenatives.

WASHINGTON, DC— House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today announced the markup of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 (H.R. 1808) on July 20, 2022. In the last two months alone, four gunmen have killed a combined 42 people with assault weapons—including 19 children in Uvalde, Texas. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and cosponsored by 211 Members of the House, would ban the sale, import, manufacture or transfer of certain semi-automatic weapons.

“Over the past several decades, our country has witnessed senseless killing after senseless kill and each time one fact has remained remarkably consistent—the weapon of choice for mass slaughter is a high-powered assault weapon,” said Chairman Nadler. “It is beyond frightening and disturbing that a weapon that was designed as a tool of war has found its way into the hands of 18 year olds and onto our streets. Any weapon that allows for the quick and efficient slaughter of children in our schools has no place in our communities. This markup is another step in our efforts to make our communities safer. I look forward to moving this legislation through the Judiciary Committee next week and onto the House floor.”

“AR-15 style firearms have become the weapon of choice for shooters looking to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible and have been used in the deadliest mass shootings in our history, from Sandy Hook to Parkland to Uvalde. Researchers estimate that if we still had a federal Assault Weapons Ban, we would see 70 percent fewer mass shooting deaths. How many more kids need to die in their schools before we finally crack down on these dangerous firearms which were designed for war?” said Congressman Cicilline. “Protecting the lives and safety of Americans is not at odds with our Second Amendment rights. We cannot rest until we ensure that our kids and families are safe in schools, houses of worship, and everywhere in our communities. I thank Chairman Nadler for moving this legislation through the Committee and hope all our colleagues will join us in voting to help save lives.”

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2021:

Would make it unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, or transfer the following:

  • All semi-automatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one of the following military features: (1) pistol grip; (2) forward grip; (3) folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; (4) grenade launcher; (5) barrel shroud; or (6) threaded barrel.
    All semi-automatic rifles that have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
  • Bump fire stocks and any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.
    All semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one of the following military features: (1) threaded barrel; (2) second pistol grip; (3) barrel shroud; (4) capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip; or (5) semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.
  • All semi-automatic shotguns that have at least one of the following (1) a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; (2) pistol grip; (3) fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds; (4) ability to accept a detachable magazine; (5) forward grip; (6) grenade launcher; or (7) shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
  • High capacity feeding devices (magazines, strips, and drums) capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.

Would allow for the sale, transfer, or possession of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices lawfully possessed on the date of enactment of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021,

Specifies that its restrictions do not apply to antique firearms, manually-operated firearms, and more than 2,000 specified models of hunting and sporting firearms.

For context, this is the author of the bill:

This is the first time there has been on movement on an “Assault Weapons” Ban in Washington in decades.

Cornyn calls gun owners a “mob”

June 21, 2022

Do you remember the summer of 2020?

Riots, torched buildings, and looting hit every major city in America and even spilled outside of them.

All of this was perpetrated by mobs of leftist activists and opportunistic criminals.

But according to Texas Senator John Cornyn, the real mob is made up of gun owners like you.


Contact Cornyn right now and tell him “No Gun Control Deals!”

Unfortunately for John Cornyn, Texas Gun Rights was present at the GOP Convention distributing flyers to inform attendees of their Senator’s actions before he took the stage.

The crowd of Republican delegates and attendees exploded with boos as John Cornyn took the stage. I heard (and joined in) chants of “No Red Flags” and “Traitor” all around the room.

Cornyn tried his best to console the Republicans gathered there by promising that there would be “no additional restrictions on legal gun owners.”

That is a blatant lie. Just look at some of the gross infringements included in Cornyn’s compromise deal with Democrats:

*** Federal Red Flag gun confiscation grant program.

Red Flag has been a losing issue in Texas thanks to the grassroots pressure generated by Patriots like you. This proposal would take your tax dollars and use them to effectively bribe politicians into passing Red Flag. This is the same strategy the feds have used to pressure states into changing the legal drinking age among other things. It works.

“Red Flag” laws call for firearms to be forcibly confiscated from law-abiding Americans without due process, based on accusations – without any proof – from disgruntled family members, neighbors, government officials, and/or current or ex-romantic partners, or roommates.

Judges are able to issue orders authorizing law enforcement, including SWAT teams, to immediately seize firearms from the subject of the order without notification or right to an attorney.

*** Closing the so-called boyfriend loophole AKA the bad breakup gun ban.

Stripping gun rights from men and women for simply having a toxic relationship or bad breakup.

*** Ban Private Sales by Redefining FFLs

By changing the definition of what constitutes the need for an FFL in order to sell firearms, this proposal would essentially ban private firearms sales.

*** Federal waiting periods and increased investigation of 18-20 year olds.

You can vote, you can go to war, and you definitely can pay taxes but exercising your Second Amendment rights? Forget about it.

This proposal would add additional burdensome background checks to 18-20 year olds purchasing firearms.

Senator Cornyn must feel the heat for his anti-gun actions if gun owners are to stand a chance at defeating this nation altering legislation.

Don’t let the radical left and traitorous RINOs steal your right and the rights of future Texans.

Take a stand with Texas Gun Rights by telling Cornyn “No Gun Control Deals! and supporting our efforts with a monetary gift.

I am pulling out all the stops to mobilize Texans to hold anti-gun politicians like Cornyn accountable – just like we did at the GOP convention last week.

With your support, I want to amplify the voices of Texas gun owners so loud they bust the eardrums of the suits in D.C.

Will you fund the fight against gun control deals today?

For Freedom,

Bethany Young
Legislative Director
Texas Gun Rights